Wednesday October 28, 2020

Round Towers debt debacle: Depth of GAA woes revealed

A small Kildare GAA club is just one of many facing crushing financial burdens in the wake of the Celtic Tiger years. As more cases come to light, the issue has become less of a local problem and more of an existential crisis for the GAA itself

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
3rd February, 2019
3
Picture: INPHO/ Tommy Dickson

Last week, John Horan, the president of the GAA, spoke in front of the Seanad. In his speech, he made sure to emphasise the club’s place at the centre of the Gaelic games community. In fact, he said, “at a time when rural Ireland is in turmoil, the GAA club is needed now more than ever”.

There were challenges though, he acknowledged. Communities that were in part identified by their local...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

The state’s National Cyber Security Centre is constantly dealing with suspected attacks and urgently needs more resources

Michael Brennan | 1 month ago

We are far less reliant on the UK as a trading partner now than in previous decades — our focus needs to switch to the many challenges and opportunities of the future

Neale Richmond | 1 month ago

Covid-19 and an economic crisis are exacerbating the trauma of this month’s explosion, writes a Concern worker on the ground

Dom Hunt | 2 months ago